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U.S. Adds 15,040 Franchise Jobs in September, According to ADP National Franchise Report(SM)

Restaurants Continue to Generate Majority of Monthly Franchise Employment Gains

ROSELAND, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2013) - U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 15,040 during the month of September 2013, according to the ADP National Franchise Report(SM). Broadly distributed to the public each month free of charge, the ADP National Franchise Report measures monthly changes in franchise employment derived from ADP's actual transactional payroll data. The report is produced by ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc. and is published by the ADP Research Institute®.

"As has been the case throughout the past year, job gains among restaurants were the primary driver of monthly franchise industry employment growth during the month of September," said Ahu Yildirmaz, senior director of the ADP Research Institute. "Moreover, on a year over year basis, franchise employment growth continues to outpace the broader private sector job market by a measure of 2.5 percent versus 1.9 percent. Franchise industry sectors showing an annual growth rate greater than 2.5 percent include restaurants, leisure, food retailers, business services and personal care services."

September 2013 ADP National Franchise Report Highlights

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The table below presents U.S. franchise employment growth over time, measuring current month growth, year-over-year changes, and the average monthly growth rate over the past 12 months.

SEPTEMBER 2013                
Industry Monthly Employment Change   Employment Level (Thousands)   Monthly Growth Rate (%) Contribution to Monthly Growth (%) Annual Growth Rate (%)   12 Month Average Growth Rate (%)
Total U.S. NonFarm Private Employment * 166,050   114,093   0.1%   1.9%   0.2%
Total U.S. Franchise Employment 15,040   8,051   0.2% 100% 2.5%   0.2%
  Restaurants 9,190   4,080   0.2% 61% 2.8%   0.2%
  Other 2,000   396   0.5% 13% 3.5%   0.3%
  Leisure 1,130   88   1.3% 8% 3.2%   0.3%
  Food Retailers 880   173   0.5% 6% 2.7%   0.2%
  Professional Services 880   121   0.7% 6% 0.9%   0.1%
  Real Estate 800   90   0.9% 5% 2.1%   0.2%
  Personal Services 710   104   0.7% 5% 1.7%   0.1%
  Business Services 520   445   0.1% 3% 4.7%   0.4%
  Education 370   64   0.6% 2% 2.9%   0.2%
  Personal Care Retailers 360   61   0.6% 2% 4.4%   0.4%
  Accommodations 220   684   0.0% 1% 1.5%   0.1%
  Building Material and Garden Equipment 150   45   0.3% 1% 2.7%   0.2%
  Manufacturing (220)   22   -1.0% -1% -0.8%   -0.1%
  Rental (320)   33   -0.9% -2% -0.4%   0.0%
  Gasoline Stations and Auto Repair (550)   426   -0.1% -4% 0.9%   0.1%
  Auto Parts and Dealers (1,090)   1,217   -0.1% -7% 1.9%   0.2%
* ADP National Employment Report
Note: Sum of components may not equal total, due to rounding. Order of industries are ranked based on monthly contribution to Total Franchise Employment.

The October 2013 ADP National Franchise Report will be released at 9:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. A schedule of future release dates, as well as additional information about franchise employment, charts on monthly job growth and employment levels, and historical data is available at

To obtain information about the ADP National Employment Report® and the ADP Regional Employment Report(SM), including charts, supporting data and the schedule of future release dates, or to subscribe to the monthly email alerts and RSS feeds, please visit

About the ADP National Franchise Report(SM)
The ADP National Franchise Report, the first and only report of its kind, is a monthly measure of the change in total U.S. nonfarm private franchise employment derived from actual, anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP®, a leading provider of human capital management solutions. The matched sample used to develop the ADP National Franchise Report is derived from ADP payroll data, which represents 15,000 Franchisors and Franchisees employing nearly one million workers in the U.S.

The ADP National Franchise Report is published by the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within ADP that provides insights around employment trends and workforce strategy, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc.

Each month, ADP issues the ADP National Franchise Report as part of the company's commitment to adding deeper insights into the U.S. labor market and providing businesses, governments and others with a source of credible and valuable information. The ADP National Franchise Report is broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge.

For a description of the underlying data and the statistical model used to create this report, please see "ADP National Franchise Report: Development Methodology."

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